Analysing terrain data
The exposure grade does not take into account objective hazards (stone fall, seracs, etc) but only the consequences of falling.
Low Exposure (E1): Exposure is limited to that of the slope itself. Getting hurt is still likely if the slope is steep and/or the snow is hard.
Medium Exposure (E2): As well as the slope itself, there are some obstacles (such as rock outcrops) which could aggravate injury.
High Exposure (E3): In case of a fall, death is highly likely.
Extreme Exposure (E4): Certain death in the case of a fall.
A short, steep gladed face, Eagle's Drop offers an alternative to the lower half of Exterminator.
Access from the top of Exterminator, following along the skier's left side near the Rock Face ropeline.
Note that Rock Face is a permanently closed area.
Ducking the rope here can result in losing skiing privileges for a year and a large fine.
The rope ends at Eagle's Drop.
Watch for a cornice that builds just below the end of the rope.
To the skier's right of Eagle's Drop proper are several open shots known collectively as Lower Exterminator Ridge.
Thanks to prevailing winds, the snow is usually deeper here on a powder day.